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>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris. president bush addressed the growing gap of income between rich ander. >> i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure our economy works for every working american. >> and this session of congress is set to go down in history as the least productive. 911 audio tapes reveal calmness from police dispatchers on the day from the sandy hook elementary school shootings.
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>> the u.s. economy is growing but today president obama said the income gap between rich and poor americans is growing, too, and he's calling on washington to address the problem. >> a dangerous and growing inequality of upward mobility that jeopardy disease america's basic bargain, if you work hard you have a chance to get ahead. i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure that our economy works for every working everyone. >> oonjonathan betz is here wita breakdown. >> the rich is getting richer and the poor is getting poorer, we hear it all the time, but what does it mean? last year's median income is $51,000 but that's down from the
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year before. and it's down if you adjust for inflation. almost all the money being made is going to the very rich. the income of the top 1% of the population grew by close to 51%. money is being made, but only for about 1.5 million people. yet for everyone else, 99% of the pop laying, their salaries have barely moved in four years. less than 1%. the richest are taking home the most since the 1920's. why, you ask? some suggestion the tax cuts for the wealthy, and there have been an explosion of rich bankers and millionaire techies. computers and robots have taken a lot of middle class jobs. the minimum wage is $7.25. president obama has suggested bumping it up to $10. oh productivity is pup are
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employees paid for as hard as they work. to adjust it minimum wage should be more like $22 an hour. 77 and the dream of working towards a better life may be just that, a dream. >> the president has paid special attention to the light t of children. >> the idea that a child may never be age to escape that poverty because she lacks decent education, healthcare, o that should offend all of us and it should hell us to action. we are a better country than this. let me repeat. the combined trends of increase inequality and decreasing mobility poses a fundamental threat of our american dream,
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our way of life. >> here to discuss the inequality and prospect of a minimum wage hike, louis from cornell, do you accept the president's argument that income and equality are jeopardized? in. it's a tremendous difference from the experiences that we had from post-war period. it's the fundamental challenge for our society. not in terms of making sure every american who has a job earns enough to live but for those at the top. all that money piling at the top has nowhere to be invested. this is the challenge, the challenge of investment that doesn't just produce profit for the few but jobs for the many. >> stagnating income. the past 40 years, how does that
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track with the decline of influence with the labor movement in this country? >> it's exactly the same. we see the decline of unionization rates from the 19 70's on, and it's driven from what the other person said a moment ago. the automation, the computer indication of our economy. the shift from manufacturing to the service sector. america still makes more than nearly every other economy in the world, but it's made by machines not people. >> globalization hammering the middle class? >> absolutely. it's just as much about automation as globalization. it's often left out of the story. we have not had any new amazing technologies, even though we have cellphones, it it's not as
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the space. nothing new for the working class. >> is there something new that the president should have said? >> i think a minimum wage increase is an important part of the solution. we think of people who are in it for the summertime or transitioning young people in the labor market, but increasingly we see people in this these jobs as adults in for the long haul. >> wait a minute-- >> that being said--please, go ahead. >> you're going to hear the arguments that you normally hear, it kills jobs, cripples the economy, and causes layoffs. >> we could reason this and have abstract discussions b when i go to mcdonald's they can't put a
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robot in to flip my burger. will it shut down these jobs? well, these are exactly the jobs that are on the margins, that are the poorest people who need the money the most. it will increase the demand by these people for products. so it actually--the counter valing force will be increased demand for prosecutes. it's not just a sum, but it grows. >> louis joining us from the university. louis, thank you. now to capitol hill where congress has a lot on its agenda but with only a few working days left it's not clear if lawmakers will get anything done. that's because the house plans to leave town on december 13th. libby casey is on the hill for us. libby, how much hope is there that anything will actually get
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done? >> there's a big to do list, ranging from extending unemployment benefits to dealing with the farm bill. another big item, the budget. the last time congress had to agree on a budget they shut the government down for 16 days and it cost $24 billion to the economy. now members of the house and senate are trying to work together to come to some kind of agreement. >> i'm glad to be here. >> the 29 members of congress who sit on the budget committee have nine more days to come up with a fiscal plan they can sell to their colleagues. the 13th is the last day that they're set to be in the house and canada, but don't expect it to accomplish major savings and reform. >> i don't expect a grand bargain. i don't even expect a median bargain. i expect a mini bargain.
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>> they want to avoid another looming deadline where another government should dow would be pending. >> the sequester was designed to be the worse of all possibly fiscal policies. so unacceptable that both political parties would runaway from it like scalded cats and come to an agreement. >> but congress couldn't agree and the cuts kicked in. another round hits in january. representative jim moran blames the dysfunctional congress for the cuts which hurt his northern virginia districts. despite his skin in the games he's on the side line, which he finds a frustrating place blob my expectation will be that they'll wait until the very last minute, december 13th, then
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they'll dump a bill on us with no time to even read it, let alone deal with it constructively. >> the two most important people at the table are congressman paul ryan and democratic senator patty murray of washington state. >> we're going to find the common ground between our two budgets that we can both vote on and that's our goal. >> no steps forward means no relief from sequester cuts with more on the way. and senate republican leaders don't son concerned. >> i think it's a bad idea to revisit a law that is actually working and reducing spending for the government. >> not all republicans are at peace with it. congressman howell rogers of kentucky chairs the appropriations committee and says the current cuts and the next round are gruesome. >> a $20 billion cut to the military above and beyond what they already sustained. that would be very, very severe. >> reporter: congressman moran questions the real incentive for
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getting a deal done. >> we could fix the budget situation in a bipartisan way won hours, but the leadership doesn't want that done. they don't want to make deals. >> during back the sequester and preventing another government shut down would required them working together and that would be progress. >> reporter: we did see that paul ryan and patty measure which neat today. no news of a budget deal yet but they're trying to find a number that makes both sides happy. >> i love it, libby 37 corner them in the hallways. libby casey on capitol hill for husband. >> in ten days the nation will the one-year anniversary of the sandy hook argument school disasters.
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>> reporter: the phones were ringing off the look december 91 of last year. i heard several recordings of the 911 calls shortly after the first shots were fired inside sandy hook elementary school. a woman who sounded frightened said she was inside the school building and had glimpsed someone running down the hallway with a gun. they're still shooting, she said. sandy hook school, please. there was also a phone call from a schoolteacher holed up in a classroom with her students. she reported hearing shots in the hallway. the dispatcher, in a very calm manner told her to keep everybody calm. keep everybody down. get everybody away from the windows, okay. one of the first calls also came from custodian rick thorn who told the dispatcher that he hurd the glass in the front of the
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building being shut out. the dispatcher asked him if he could hear anything else. i keep hearing shooting, i keep hearing popping. more phone calls surging officers to respond. he was still on the phone when officers entered the school, approximately nine minutes after that first 911 call. the gunman adam lanza killed himself within minutes after officers arrived. too late to save 20 children, six educators or lanza's mother, whose body was found in her home. state prosecutors objected to the release of the 911 tapes but it was overruled by the state judge. >> we have more on the shooting at the navy yard in washington.
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>> reporter: here come the lawsuits. the florida family of a woman who died, she just sued the na navy, and others, saying that officials ignored red flags about the killer's mental health. aaron alexis had a history of mental problems but he he was still given a security clearance. more lawsuits are expected. officials from the v.a. and navy are not commenting. crews from metro north railroad have completed reconstruction of hudson track. it is good news for tens of thousands of commuters including our staff member who took this video. the driver admitted to falling asleep just before the train
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lost control. four people died and 60 were injured. crytations proposed today leamed forest officials managing the yarnel hill fire in june played the protection offing structures and pasto pasture lar the firefighter safety. the state commission will have the final say on whether the fines are imposed. another arizona story for you. the hop hopi indian tribe is trg to block the sale of 32 tribal masks. the hop the masks are sacred presenttations of their dead a ancestors. the judge is expected to rule by friday. interest is a chinese
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proverb that says if you look down all you see is dirt. look up. but in china if you look up all you see is smog. the thick and dangerous clouds are the result of unusual weather pattern combined with large amounts of air pollution. the smog will be around until money. that brings another chinese saying. the world may be your oyster but it does not mean that you'll get it's pearl. >> that's a continuous problem in china, the smog, and you see people wearing masks. >> and it's dangerous. >> and it continues. thank you. a winter storm is start to go make its way through the upper midwest after dumping several inches of snow in the west. take a look at these pictures from a tractor trailer incident in utah. the state highway patrol said there were more than 300 accidents across the wasatch front. dozens of accidents reported in
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the state. >> meteorologist: this storm is just really affecting most of the united states whether it be the ice, the cold, the snow, let me tell you first, just towards california the reason being we have quite a bit of cold air coming. you see the know right here. the behind the snow the temperatures have been dropping significantly. the we have warnings in effect right here. you see that pepper. that means hard freeze warnings are in affec effect. a lot of agriculture land here. the fruits, strawberries, leaf vegetables, will really be hammered hard. elko, nevada, 18 degrees already. overnight lows look like this. las vegas, 27 degrees. when you factor the wind chill across this yea area,, and the
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valleys will be colder, neaps parts of nevada. when i come back we'll talk about this phenomenon that will be happening in texas, oklahoma, arkansas freezing rain extremely dangerous. >> my goodness, thank you. ahead on al jazeera america. a city in debt selling pricey art to pay its bills. positive signs for new and recent users of the glitch-rained website.
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>> a reminder of the top story we're following, president obama said the income gap between rich and poor americans keeps growing. during a major speech in washington the president said income inequality is jeopardizing middle class and he want to make sure that the economy works for everyone.
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ali velshi will be working on this one, at the top of the program, "real money." it's great to have you back. what's your reaction to the president's speech on equality, he also talked about the wealth gap as well. >> it's very serious. this is the most worrying thing i'll be talking about this as long as i can. go back to 1979, productivity is up more than 90%. we're just that much more productive with our cellphones and the way we do business, longer days. typical income fo for the amerin family is up 8%. ththe average ceo makes 273 tims the income of the average worker. and a family in the top 1%. a term we've come to know well,
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has a network that is 288 times hire, 288 times higher than a typical family. it doesn't matter about firstness. people should earn what they can earn, but you're missing a fast middle. you have a whole people who don't earn well, and then you have you have th the 1% that ean everything. you have this echelon of rich people and then really poor people. we have to see how these economic numbers are effecting everyone. home sales up 21.6% compared to the same time last year. this is new home sales. the reason this is interesting because they increase demand in the larger economy. they're a very small portion of
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the housing industry. when you buy a new home there is car pensters, pickup truck for contractors, sending for alliances. each home built creates three jobs for a year and generates $90,000 in tax revenue. i watched this home builders and new homes quite closely. >> ali velshi, "real money." i'll see you at 7:00 p.m. the center for head said and medicare services said that 1 million people and 50,000 visited on tuesday and the relaunched website has a very small error rate. the obama administration was expecting enrollment numbers. the president talked about healthcare during an event at the white house this afternoon. mike viqueira joins us from the white house.
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mike, what is this, the second day in a row? the president has held an event where he's talking about healthcare, right? >> that's right. they're trying to turn the page from the lost two months. the bungled roll out of and the issues surrounding it, and now it's crunch time. the president was talking to a group that is vital to the success of the affordable care act, and that is young invincibles. his point was to try--he was talking to supporters, really, but to try to talk to young people and talk to other young people. young folks who go without insurance are vital to the success the affordable chair act because they're healthy and their healthcare costs and needs are few. yet they'll be required to buy insurance and it's all figured into the formula. it all balances out. it's the only way it can work. the president spoke to this
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group, the rebutte of healthcare, the affordable care act. here's a little bit more of what he had to say. >> obama: i hope you haven't been discouraged about how hard it is because stuff that's worth it is always hard. the civil rights movement was hard. giving me women the right to vo, that was hard. making sure we had the right to organize, that was hard. it's never been busy how we do business in this country. >> tony, the president has a wig problem. even with young people with startling statistics out of harvard, they came out with numbers. 39% of so-called millennials, 18 to 29-year-olds, only 39% approve of the affordable care act. 20%, just 20% of those polled
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intend to enroll. almost half do not intend to enroll. that could be bad news. >> mike, thank you ♪ >> mark morgan is here with the headlines in sports and big news for major college football. >> reporter: the prosecutor looking into sexual assault allegations against florida state quarterback jameis winston said that his investigation is complete, and he will announce his findings tomorrow afternoon. now william meggs said its up to prosecutors if there is enough evidence to charge winston and prosecutors have to decide if they charge is there a reasonable chance of conviction. that announcement is expected tomorrow. meanwhile, mike tomlin is find
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$100,000 for interfering with the play with the ravens and they may force for tet future of draft picks because o because hd on the field: ellsbury hit 298 for the red sox and led with 52. those are your sports line. >> ahead, the city of angels grapples with a growing homeless problem that could spill over to its sunny streets and businesses. a well-known auction house may help a city pay it's massive debt.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at your stories. regard it's frorecordings from s from the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. gunshots could be heard at times in the background. al jazeera america will not play the audio of those 911 calls. a new report shows that enrollments were up. 25,000 people signed up for health insurance on sunday and monday. the president obama said the income gap between rich and boor americans keeps growing. during a major sheet i.
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>> detroit puts pastor pieces, including works at the dia could be sold at christie's auction house released a preliminary list. masterpieces are featured there. christie said the total valley of city owned art is rough $66,000 arts pieces of art work at the institute. bisi onile-ere joins us. what does that christie's report mean for the future of the dia? >> reporter: tony christie's estimate is significantly lower than previously predicted. still one expert still predicts
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that these predators are going to fight to catch in on one of detroit's gems. $450,000 to $750 million. christie's manager gives a snapshot of what the art is worth and if it's worth selling off to pay the $18 billion in debt. the disclosure comes a day after the judge ruled that the city is eligible for bankruptcy. >> i said us in this room, i think on a smash 25 that everything was on the able. that remains now even seven months later. >> with authority worit aamounts
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of work. among them paintings and sculptures by world renown artists such as van gogh go the. >> i think there are some who are disappointed that they're as low as they are. i think they would like it to be much higher. >> reporter: some may go after the city's art for compensation. >> i think creditors are going to fight as hard as they can. >> during detroit's bankruptcy eligibility hearing the judge did not say whether he would allow the sell of prized art corartwork. meanwhile the detroit united une
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of art is getting ready. if the collection is jeopardized. dia remains committed to taking appropriate action to preserve this cultural birth right for future generations. >> and we'll have a better idea of what is on the line when kevin orr submits his restructuring line in the next two hazard. >> will selling detroit's art make even a department in the city's debt? >> reporter: when you look at the $18 billion and the work, not really.
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that may work in the dia's attention daughters 'cause it would take attention away from them and put it on something else. >> bisi onile-ere in detroit. the department of housing and urban development has released it's latest statistics for homelessness. across the country the number of homeless people are down. but homelessness is up in large urban areas in las vegas, for example. the city holds one-tenth of the city's homelessness. last no the federal government cut an additional 5% from funds for homeless. we'll look at how l.a. is handling homelessness. >> this is home sweet home. >> home sweet home for alexander
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on the streets of la's skid row. this is alexander's living room, kitchen, library and bedroom. >> you never get a full night creep because you never know what is going to happen. it's different things on different glits the streets are getting crowded. >> the lines are getting bigger for food. people are in a more december freight situation. >> and it's only getting worse. while homelessness nationwide has dropped 6%, l.'s homelessness jumped with 50,000 people living on the street. one reason for the ride the realignment measure in 2011. that led to the release of thousands of prisoners. >> it has had a big impact on homelessness. a lot of folks who are on the streets end up in our homeless
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care. >> a system that lack funding. >> at the state level the state does almost nothing to address homelessness. they push that down to the country and the city. >> reporter: there are few places homeless people can go to seek shelter. of the homeless in l.a. county, 75% have nowhere to go. that's because on any given night there are only 4,000 beds available. >> these are our grandparents and children living on the treats. >> that's where a program like kats comes in.
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>> until communities are willing to say, we need housing for people, homelessness is not going to go away. >> it's likely to get more crowded at the beaches and valleys and thousands lay claim to life on the treats. al jazeera. >> the police have found a truck that was stolen with radioactive material. this was huge this morning. what have you learned? >> they found the vehicle. but what they did find was the radioactive materials. the authorities told us the container that had this material, had been open been opd they expect anyone who opened it received a lethal dose of
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radiation. they're searching hospitals so what i have been exposed to that are looking for care. they're cordoning off this period. making sure that people are not exposed to radiation. they're trying to find the cargo of this vehicle and make sure that it's secure. >> adam, appreciate it, thank you. striking police in argentina's second largest city has returned to work, but not before a night of violence and looting that left one dead and others wounded. >> the looters and robbers came out in force sacking interest markets, and they enjoyed a free reign after police refused to leave their barracks. they went out on strike after
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negotiations for a salary broke down. accused of withholding money owed to the were vince people te administration said that they were full of responsibility. >> it's a basic and essential function. this has to do with sally and exclusively, the government. >> the governor claims the police walk odd this their jobs in retaliation to his decision to shut down presiden presiden .
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>> i want to tell the people that the police return to the service of the cor do, oba. monica, al jazeera america. >> ten whales are dead among the dozen stranded in floor's everglades. rescue workers were at the waters trying to rescue pilot ales. no one knows how long they've been stranded or how long they've been there. >> reporter: these whales are stranded in a remoment area of everglades national park. it's accessible only by boat and
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only an experienced boater very familiar with this area would be able to locate it. now we're talking about pilot whales. ear' 12 to 18 feet long and they often travel in pods. on tuesday mor more than 40,000m spotted stranded. so father four whales have died and two had to be euthanize. want to use heavy equipment to bring the whales back to deeper water, but in this case it's not possible because they only get to this area by boat. when they do get stranded and get rescued, it's not uncommon for them to rebeach themselves. >> let's go to al jazeera the wedge in louisiana's
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capitol. healthcare in america. my show sorts this all out. in fact, my staff has read the entire thing. which is probably more than what most members of congress can claim. we'll separate politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts. new details on what lead to that deadly plane crash in new york. the commuter train was traveling far too fast, more than 80 miles an hour down the track. the question is why? lisa stark joins us from washington. what is the latest? >> that train should have been going at 30 miles an hour around the curve. there are no published reports
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this morning including from wabc, those reports indicate that the engineer, william rockefeller has said he may have zoned out at the controls. he may have dosed off and then snapped awake too late to stop the train in time the ntsb will continue to interview the engineer and also look back at consider this: the news of the day plus so much more. >> we begin with the government shutdown. >> answers to the questions no one else will ask. >> it seems like they can't agree to anything in washington no matter what. >> antonio mora, award winning and hard hitting. >> we've heard you talk about the history of suicide in your family. >> there's no status quo, just the bottom line. >> but, what about buying shares in a professional athlete?
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>> welcome book al jazeera america. a group in baton rouge, louisiana, wants to breakaway from the state's capitol city blaming poor education. it has half the signatures it needs to go to voters. >> jeffy doesn't miss a moment with his grandchildren on the north end of baton rouge. >> i enjoy all the time i can. >> even though they're not in school he knows education is key to a better life. >> i want them to go to school and learn as much as they can.
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>> but that's a challenge where 60% of public school children are not learning at grade level. >> how many more generations of children do you have to dis-serve before we say let's try something different. >> they claim they're pushing for a different plan for better schools. by breaking away from east baton rouge parish and creating a new city. st. george would b would be theh largest city in the state. >> is it all about education? >> it's totally all about education. we came in to this say be we want to take control of our schools. >> it would take more than just at accountability.
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the city could cost the city at large $53 million, 20% of the budget. and st. george would be majority white 3-1 ratio. >> then we would have white people in the middle coast and in the middle would be the black kids. residents of baton rouge make an average of $58,000 a year. in the more affluent st. george areas make $90,000. >> we have to take a look, does that take us backyard. i don't see it as a trend. >> but it's not a new trend. those who looking to breakaway, they say it's not about race. it has to do with education.
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>> this has nothing to do with skin color. if you have the means to leave baton rouge and leave the school system, you would have left. >> but for those who are not able to leave like jeffy lee, you're going to have one side better than the other side? everyone will see it move up to a different city. >> for now the breakaway effort continues to bring momentum and soon would be decided on by voters. baton rouge, al jazeera america utah--louisiana. >> there are a lot of things on the field and off the field. this just in. the prosecutor looking into sexual assault allegations
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against florida statein' james miss winston. the investigation is complete and they'll make their announc announcement tomorrow morning. they'll weigh if there is a reasonable chance for conviction. that is expected to be done tomorrow. meanwhile, win son was expected to wayne afc player of the year, and he has tried to ignore what is swirling around him. >> we have to prepare for this week. it's the same preparation. it's the first championship that we set as a team goal that we have to accomplish. we accomplished our regular season bowl of being undefeated. conference champions, an then lord winning, the big man on top. they're very crafty. they do a lot of things.
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wasatch front to be on top of our game. >> reporter: referring to the afc title game against duke scheduled for saturday. meanwhile, the nfl is fining mike tomlin for stepping on the field during the ravens, and they may consider a forfeiture of draft picks because his actions affected the play on the field. the nfl said he should have been flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct as well. >> i embrace the responsibility that comes with my position and understand the pre-percussions from a blunder of that nation, and i embrace it. i also understand with my position comes the passenger of
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protecting the integrity of the game of football. my biggest error on thursday night is not realizing that that play jeopardized the integrity of the game from a perception standpoint. >> that was head coach mike tomlin yesterday during his regular news conference addressing the fine. now the yankees have reached an agreement with ellsbury for seven years and had $153 million. ithe yankees are hoping to resin robinson cano, but they are still far apart on money. the mariners are willing to come to a $2.000000 which may be more than the yankees want to stand.
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deciding to forego retir retirement, paul coroner row is returning for the 16th year. >> turn together nba. it may have looked like a compelling match up, the nets hosting the knicks. the game will still be plays tomorrow might but expectations have been tem derred a bit. both teams have staggered out of the gate. the nets addressed the futility today. >> i don't know about them, but for us, yes, we're surprised where we are. if you look at how we're playing this is how it should be. everybody else is about the same
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spot. if you look at the standings. >> i think guys are fighting it. that will put us in better position to get two more rebounds. the things we can whether on is getting the ball inside and playing inside out. we might have dea taken it, but those are the positive things we need to building on. we still have enough talent. >> looking for a silver lining. to be fair, their injuries have really hurt them. but these teams have doing none about offense.
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>> look at this coach, jason kidd. first year coach with what looked like to be a loaded team. >> i think they're still trying to get used to each other and kidd used to being a head coach as well. it's a work in process for everyone. but that's no h not why he was . they need to challenge the heat and the pacers. >> appreciate. mike morgan with it. nothing says christmas in new york like a rocker feller tea. the 70-foot christmas tree will light up the night. it will be so nice with a dazzling display of 50,000 lights. the goo-goo dolls, i'm not going to repeat that statement. i got trouble. >> do they still perform? >> yes, jewel, an the lighting f
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the tree at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. we'll have a look at the forecast. this is al jazeera america. >> reporter: bosses are hiring more. this might be the moment we're waiting for in our economic recovery. plus why your doctor may not want to take the insurance you bought on the obamacare exchange. all that and more on real money. >> and now a techknow minute...
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>> meteorologist: just a few hours ago this was sunset here looking from the queens to the west. quite beautiful cared to what the rest of the country has been dealing with. in colorado they actually had to cancel the training here for the world cup skiing because it was snowing too much. well, it won't be snowing too much later. it will be ending and they'll be dealing with better weather. there's that snow in colorado. it's beginning to push towards east. the biggest problem we'll have over the next 24 hours is ice.
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this is one of the most dangerous weather phenomenons. you have to have the right type of atmospheric continues for this to occur. we do think across texas, oklahoma, parts of arkansas. it will be very significant. anywhere from .25 to .5-inch of ice is expected. this will effect highway 20, highway 30 if you're traveling in that direction. be appropriate. what you have to have is very warm air to the south. warm air to the north and then the rain. the rain will cross over into the cold air, fall through it. as it lands then it freezes immediately. not only on the roads are we expecting this, but of course the ice will bring down power lines and it will bring down tree branches as well. the rain has not happened yet. it's coming right here. you can see it beginning to settle down. we're beginning to watch this to come in to play.
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here's the rain. here's the snow, and here's the area of icing. this will be a major problem. as we go towards friday the ice and snow will make its way towards northeast. things across texas will get a little bit better. take a look at the five-day forecast for dallas, oh, we're looking at nasty weather. it's not going to get better until maybe monday. if you fly to dalla dallas/fort, you're going to see delays and cancellations. to the north we're dealing with extremely cold peppers. st. louis 65, and chicago not far behind at 55. that's a look at our national
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weather. everyone have a great evening. >> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. a student was shot at west orange high school outside of orlando. the student was taken to a local hospital after receiving gunshot wounds. the orange county sheriff deputy confirms the 15-year-old victim is being treated and is in stable condition. meanwhile, the shooter has been identified and is in custody. audios tapes have been released of the sandy hook elementary school shooting. al jazeera america wil